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Favourite Stories

Book 1

Book 2



Brown Bear

Dear Zoo


Unit Title

All About Me


Bring a Bear Day

Animal footprints on the path


Additional Experiences

What does it mean to be in Bear Class?

Pattern making



(including published work)

Teddy bear calendar to send home for Christmas

Large flap-book to share with the class


                               Areas of Learning

EYFS Skills


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Separating from carer

Being brave

Making friends with peers and adults

Access provision and resources independently and tidying -up

Role-play dressing up as the animals

Retelling the story

Adults to model class routines

with high expectations

Communication and Language

Listening and attention

Carpet skills

Joining in with repeated refrains MTYT and whole sentences

Clearly communicates needs

Understanding the size of language

Simple concepts

Respond to simple instructions

Use of simple sentences

Sharing books with friends, a small group and an adult

Naming and describing animals

Hiding animals, using positional language

Sorting and grouping teddies

L+S listening activities

Show and Tell

Review time



Physical Development

Holding a book

Turning pages

Draw lines and circles using gross motor skills

Beginning to show hand dominance

Use one-handed tools

Beginning to show self-care in toileting and putting their coat on


Adults to model enjoyment of books

Mark-making in and outside


Playdough Disco

Adults to model washing hands and flushing toilet

Children taught how to put on their coat independently



Nursery Rhyme project with parents

Looks at books independently

Listens and joins in with stories Handling books carefully and using them correctly

Distinguishes between different marks they make.

Weekly rhyme to be sent home

Daily Rhyme and story time

Adults to model how to use and enjoy books


Pencil grip assessment


Maths Meetings and Maths Mastery

Using number language and number names in play

The stable order principle, counting to 5

Correspondence principle- 1-1 Maths Assessment sheet?

Looking at pattern

Sorting Teddies/animals and colours


Describing attributes, looking at colour and size.

Adults to model how to count and to finger match items

Number songs


Creating patterns

Copying patterns

Pattern repeats

Understanding the world

Looking for colours in the environment

Talking about themselves, their families and their traditions

Natural changes outside in the environment

Looking for signs of autumn

Harvest Festival songs and rhymes


Learning about special times of the year

Harvest festival



Expressive arts and design

Exploring colour and texture of bears and the animals in the story

How to change colour or texture.


Paintings and colour mixing